Egypt to hold two-phase parliamentary election in March and April

January 8, 2015 6:35 PM

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Egypt to hold two-phase parliamentary election in March and April

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election in two phases starting on March 22-23, the election commission said on Thursday, something the government hopes will deliver political and economic stability after nearly four years of upheaval.

The most populous Arab country has been without a parliament since June 2012, when a court dissolved the democratically elected main chamber, reversing a major accomplishment of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

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